My family are all early bloomers in the puberty department, and I think my daughter is no exception. She is about seven and a half, but has the beginning of breast buds, and this summer both dh and I have noticed that if she gets sweaty, her armpits start to smell like BO. It isn't strong- you pretty much have to stick your nose in her pit to notice, but it's definitely there. At this point should I buy her some deodorant or antiperspirant? Would a deodorizing body wash and a daily shower be enough? Right now she isn't self-conscious about it and it's really not very noticeable, but I don't want her to be 'the smelly girl' at school, kwim? Also, can anyone recommend a book for a seven or eight year old about body changes, hygiene, puberty, etc that is going to talk about self-care without necessarily getting into the nitty gritty of sex/birth control/relationships?Answer Question
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Sure, it won't hurt to get her deodorant. She may even enjoy picking it out at the store.
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